Ozone Catalyst V1

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Easy to use - amazing relaunch - perfect first kite.

 Available in 4m - 14m. 4 line control bar. Super in surf. Fun for freeride. 

The Catalyst has changed a fair bit for this year and gone back to what it was always meant to be - a super easy kite to fly, which gives you the confidence to progress your riding from learning to keep upwind, to those first jumps and freestyle tricks. If you want to play about in the waves it can handle that too. It is versatile. The key is how easy it is to fly and relaunch!

 

What the Ozone designers say

THE CATALYST V1 IS DESIGNED FOR ENTRY LEVEL AND INTERMEDIATE RIDERS – IT’S A CONFIDENCE INSPIRING, FUN AND EASY KITE TO RIDE THAT WILL MAKE YOUR PROGRESSION IN THE SPORT FAST, SAFE AND ENJOYABLE. 

With accessible “sheet in and go” power delivery it is easy to get up on the board and ride. An excellent wind range lets you ride comfortably in variable or gusty conditions, refined profiles help you to ride upwind, enabling you to spend more time improving your skills! The Catalyst V1 will bring a smile to your face, the predictable power and lift makes your first jumps a breeze with easy timing and smooth landings.

We took a completely new approach towards this design to create a fun filled kite for new comers to progress to becoming solid intermediate riders. The Catalyst V1 has a unique Leading Edge arc and sweep shape, combined with a simple pulley-less bridle offering you freedom and flexibility on the water.

If you manage to drop your kite in the water the re-launch of the Catalyst V1 is incredibly simple and intuitive due to the unique shape of the leading edge. By turning the bar or using the Re-launch Balls on the leader lines, the kite will easily roll over into the re-launch position ready to take off from the water.

The Catalyst V1 Release System features our proven Front Line Flag Out release, the same release system on our entire water kite range. When the Chickenloop is released the kite will flag out to one front line, immediately stopping all power delivery from the kite.

As with all Ozone products, we pride ourselves with top of the line manufacturing in our own factory using the highest quality materials. The Catalyst V1 is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron providing a crisp feel and a strong kite.

Performance Features

  • Fun, easy and intuitive to fly
  • Large wind range with progressive de-power
  • Simple and quick re-launch
  • The kite of choice for entry level to intermediate riders
  • Fast progression to take your riding to the next level
  • Front Line Flag Out – stops all power in the kite
  • Unique Leading Edge arc and sweep
  • 4-line pulley-less system (no pulleys, no problems)
  • Comparable feeling throughout the size range
  • One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
  • High volume inflate/deflate valve
  • Trimming options for customized turn speed and bar pressure
  • Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors

Construction Features

  • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
  • Teijin TechnoForce D2 canopy material
  • Teijin Dacron for the Leading Edge & Struts
  • Internal reinforcements for improved durability with double layer Dacron inside the LE closing seam
  • Double stitched bonded seams
  • Dacron reinforced tip area for load distribution
  • Reinforced leading edge and struts in high stress areas
  • Reinforced trailing edge
  • Light weight & low profile aerodynamic scuff pads
  • Unique bladder construction with double layer section in wear areas
  • Anti line snag tip deflectors
  • Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed

Catalyst Control System

The Contact-Water Control System offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.

Push Away Quick Release – The control system features a new Megatron pushaway quick release safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces (under 8kg) allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

Two Safety Modes – The Megatron offers riders a choice of two safety modes, the recommended standard safety or the optional Suicide safety. • The standard Flag out safety offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked • The Suicide option offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar with out flagging the kites safety (not recommended)

Anti-twist 100% Flag Out Line – The flag out line running through the Megatron & safety leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.

Low Friction Centre Piece – The control bar features a low friction aluminum centre piece designed to reduce trim line wear.

Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle allows chicken loop auto positioning, offering easy unhooked riding and hooking back in.

Magnetic trim handle system – The Magnetic trim handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is depowered.

PU Covered trim line & cast stainless steel de-power ring – The tough PU covered trim significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out, whilst the smooth running de-power ring also prevents trim line wear. The Contact-Water Control System bar sizes come in 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or for riders wanting even easier hooking in & out.

The Ozone Catalyst bar ships in 3 sizes.

45cm is for the 4m and 6m
50cm is for the 8m, 10m and 12m.
55cm is only used on the 14m.

Catalyst Package Contents

Kite Only - Kite, Bag, Repair pack

Complete - Kite, Bag, Repair pack, control system including 25m flying lines, pump, short safety leash

Catalyst Quiver Suggestions

For the average rider we would suggest a 3 kite quiver of 8/10/12. Lighter riders can go 6/8/10 and heavier riders go 8/10/14. Larger gaps between sizes improve wind range at the cost of having the perfect kite for the conditions. For a 2 kite quiver We would be looking at 8/12.